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THE ARTS+ The Future of Culture Festival


The ARTS+ in Hall 4.1 plays host to the decision-makers of the creative and cultural industries, politics and the tech industry. It's an ideal opportunity for trade visitors and exhibitors to network. Each year, it’s a new world within the world of Frankfurter Buchmesse. Different every time, and each year more exciting than the last. 

The forum for the future of the cultural and creative industry in the digital age

THE ARTS+ addresses the opportunities that digitalisation and new technologies can offer the fields of art and culture. It's a festival that unites key players from the fields of art, culture, technology, science, politics and the economy, who come to seek out and support trans-disciplinary synergies, networks and projects – in a unique forum full of creative minds and ideas.

Artists, cultural institutions, publishers, tech companies, startups, universities and research institutions present their artistic and innovative projects at the crossroads of art, culture and technology. Be there when the future is made at presentations, conferences, workshops, performances and networking events.

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New in 2019: THE ARTS+ and B3

This year, THE ARTS+ is cooperating with B3 biennial of the moving image of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach (HfG) design school. In the words of Hessian Minister of State, Angela Dorn: “When the most creative minds of the world meet in Frankfurt, it releases a power that also benefits local artists and media personalities.”

More about the cooperation


Highlights, speakers, interviews, events and exhibitors – find out everything you want to know about THE ARTS+ in English. 

  • Maya Kodes Portrait


    Interview: Yves St-Gelais about a holographic Popstar

    Meet Maya Kodes a digital code from cyberspace that came into the world.

  • Heritiana Ranaivoson


    Interview: Dr. Heritiana Ranaivoson

    „If the creative and cultural Sectors are not united and supported, they can never keep up with the big four.“

A look at THE ARTS+ in 2018

What an amazing festival! In 2018, THE ARTS+ had 125 000 visitors, and 3 000 participants in its conferences and workshops. There were 60 events with 50 partners, 67 exhibitors and 71 speakers.

THE ARTS+ - Future of Culture Festival

In 2018, THE ARTS+ featured an interdisciplinary programme with inspiring events and VIP keynote presentations with national and international speakers, such as Galit Ariel, JiaJia Fei and Frank Thelen along with incredible appearances by Cyborg Moon Ribas, the holographic popstar Maya Kodes and 3D Drum Girl LIZZY.

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THE ARTS+ lasts longer than just a week in October; it’s available all year long on your mobile or tablet. Be the first to know – follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.


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Your perfect location

A stand at THE ARTS+ at the heart of the fair is sure to attract attention: Choose between a Gallery Stand or an Empty Floor Space Stand.

Ausstellungsstand bei The Arts+ auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Gallery Stand

Gallery Stand: Want to put your brand or product in the spotlight with a small presentation? Then this 100% ready-to-use, 4 to 16 sqm stand is the ideal solution for you.

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Empty Floor Space

Empty Floor Space Stand: Present the look and feel of your brand by creating your own custom-built stand in an empty floor space.

Don't miss out on the future

Take part in THE ARTS+: Get your ticket now and meet the players of the creative and cultural industries.